Ronald P. Chavez
rchavezBorn in Puerto de Luna, New Mexico along the Pecos River to parents of Spanish descent, Ronald has lived in the Taos area for the past three years.  In his younger days, he received national exposure as a Route 66 icon having shined shoes on his knees in front of a roadside café which he later came to own.

Ron writes short stories, poems, non-fiction and is presently working on a novel.
Besides his writing, he does readings at venues throughout New Mexico as well as acts in local theatre.  Ron has been published in small town newspapers as well as in the anthology “Voces” published by UNM Press.

A retired businessman, Ron is dedicated to writing about the experiences of the “gente” (the people), he says, “Our stories need to be told and read, we need to know characters that eat chile.”    He would like to utilize the Open Studio experience to learn how to self-publish his works online and through print in order to reach readers who are seeking earthly, gritty stories that stir the emotions.

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